(Sorry to interrupt the conversation, but I do feel the need to ‘burst out my feelings’, even if I’m slightly late to the party.)
Fantastic book. Fantastic resolution. Although some have been critical of the (lack of) gameplay, I’m absolutely not bothered by this – like many, I play the series primarily for its expansive storyline. I was, however, concerned after Book 4 that it would be near impossible to answer all the big, recurrent questions in Book 5, but I was thankfully proven wrong.
It was utterly delightful to revisit and resolve these plot points from TLJ and DF – and in the most beautiful way (Zoe’s and Crow’s literal walk down Memory Lane). After over a decade of waiting for answers to questions that I assumed Ragnar and co. had forgotten about, it was so rewarding to see everything come together.
And, one final admission, two scenes made me cry: Crow’s death by the hands of Brian, and all of the epilogue (I must have listened to every dialogue option in that room twice, the voice actress was just perfect at representing grateful nostalgia, and obviously April’s arrival through the mystery door…).
I think I’m running out of superlatives. I know that DFC has had some issues, but this final book (and Book 4, which I also really enjoyed) has really brought up my opinion of the game as a whole, and left me very satisfied. I, of course, would be disappointed if TLJH never came to fruition, but at least this time (unlike with DF) I feel complete at the end of the story.